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In death and in life, they chose the Army

When the new batch of women enters the Officers Training Academy in Chennai on September 30 for a 10-month rigorous course to become officers in the Indian Army, it will have among them two women who have already conquered a battle of their own. Rediff.com's Archana Masih speaks to Nidhi Dubey and Swati Mahadik who will join the Indian Army as officers just as their deceased soldier husbands did before them. IMAGE: Nidhi Dubey, left, wife of a deceased jawan, is joining the Officers Training ... Rediff.com, 13 hours ago
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'US has failed to hold Pakistan's feet to the fire'

'Part of the problem lies in the US failure to stay focused on the goal of convincing Pakistan to crack down on terrorists that attack India.''The US should have reacted more strongly to the release from jail of Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi last year and pressured Pakistan over its failure to prosecute the Mumbai attackers.' A former diplomat in the US embassies in India and Pakistan, Lisa Curtis has been an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, senior adviser to the ...
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'Proxy war has to be fought by proxy terrorism'

'An unconventional war cannot be fought by conventional means,' says Lieutenant General D B Shekatkar (retd). IMAGE: Soldiers conduct a search in the aftermath of a fierce gunfight between soldiers and terrorists in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, March 9, 2016. Two terrorists were killed. Photograph: Umar Ganie   "Cross border terrorism cannot be fought successfully by remaining inside your borders. It means you have to increase your area of reach. It doesn't mean that you cross the ...
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'In Kashmir, we're in a tunnel with no light at the end'

IMAGE: An elderly man walks on a deserted street in Srinagar. Photograph: Umar Ganie   'We have made no effort in recent years to build a national opinion on Kashmir amongst political parties.''At least we should speak as one country.''It has been a failure of our foreign policy that we have not been able to convince world opinion that something needs to be done about Pakistan.' "It is good we are trying to create an image for India on the world stage but it hasn't taken us far enough -- ...
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'Secularism was meant to integrate us, but has torn us apart'

'At no time since Independence the issue of whether we are a secular country or whether we are a Hindu Rashtra has come up in this manner.''This is the most important issue which is going to decide whether we remain together as one country or not.''We can't hold together until you stick to the principle of secularism.''It is not a choice,' former home secretary Dr Madhav Godbole tells Rediff.com's Archana Masih.   'For a country to be secular, it is not enough that its Constitution and ...
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Bihar's midday lunches: You may find cockroaches, lizards, rats, even snakes!

On Monday, August 29, a court in Saran, Bihar, sentenced the headmistress of the school where 23 children died after eating a mid-day meal to 17 years in prison.Three years after that tragedy, discovers Satyavrat Mishra, the state government has failed to learn its lessons. Three years after the tragedy that killed 23 students, mid-day meals routinely fail to meet basic hygiene and nutrition standards. As many as 23 children died after eating contaminated food at the Gandaman-Dharmasati ...
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The Spell of Sylvia Dyer

We'll get you updates on that possible shootout at LA airport, but meanwhile walk down this nostalgic road in pre-Independence India with 90-year-old Sylvia Dyer. A woman who who spent her childhood on a plantation along the Bihar-Nepal border in the 1930s, lived through the 1965 war as the wife of a decorated army officer and saw an era grow and fade in front of her eyes.Archana Masih/Rediff.com comes away spellbound. Here's her ...
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The Spell of Sylvia Dyer

Sylvia Dyer’s life began nearly 90 years ago in a forgotten, untamed land. She spent her childhood on a plantation along the Bihar-Nepal border in pre-Independence India, lived through the 1965 war as the wife of a decorated army officer and saw an era grow and fade in front of her eyes. Archana Masih/Rediff.com meets her and finds that family stories – ones that have been lived, narrated, felt, told and retold -- make for the most compelling of histories. Sylvia Dyer as a young ...
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The American who fought for India's freedom

Samuel Stokes made India his home and participated in the freedom struggle. He was the only American to be imprisoned for sedition; the British CID even maintained a special file on him. Stokes also bought apples to Himachal Pradesh and transformed the lives of the state's farmers.As India celebrates its 70th Independence Day next week, Asha Sharma, Samuel Stokes' grand-daughter, tells Rediff.com's Archana Masih about her extraordinary grandfather and wonders why he is hardly remembered ...
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Why the BJP leadership is WORRIED

'It is significant that the PM hasn't uttered a word about the Dalits and the Una incident.''It is very interesting that the RSS is sending sadhus to Una.''They will again talk about Hindu unity to woo the Dalits.' "At the all India level, the presence of the Dalit population is very significant. It is 15% to 20% in many states. That is why the BJP leadership is alarmed," Achyut Yagnik, one of India's finest political thinkers, tells Rediff.com's Archana Masih. What is your assessment of ...
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